You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?
An idealist may think that the world would be a better place without those darn mirrors. No more checking yourself in the mirror every second? It might be difficult for some, but for the others waiting on those mirror-checkers might appreciate that little change more.
So how would my everyday routine change? For the worse, I’m afraid. Speaking in general here, looking in mirrors is about keeping up a certain self-image. Just because those pesky little squares of glass are gone, it doesn’t make the problem go away. All of a sudden, we can’t rely on our own sight to fix our hair or wipe away smudging makeup, so we begin to rely on other people. Crap. With this culture of constantly telling people what they want to hear instead of the truth, there will certainly be some trust issues going around.
There’s also this issue I’m having with selfies. For the moment, I’ll consider taking a selfie with the camera facing your face to be looking into a sort of mirror. So basically we’ll all just start taking the old fashioned kind of selfies all the time. Like, thousands and thousands of selfies. Oh god, maybe I prefer the whole trust issue thing.